Toothaches are the worst!
The can stop you dead in your tracks so that you can’t even function at work or sleep.
The problem is most times you have to wait what feels like forever before you can get in to see your dentist.
Here are some of the most common causes of sudden headaches:
- Broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Incorrectly installed crowns
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Temporomandibular joint disorder
Toothaches are absolutely treatable, and panicking is the last thing you should do. Always have a few natural solutions on hand, and you have nothing to worry about. Of course, these remedies should not replace your dentist’s treatment. Their goal is to help you bear the pain until you get some professional help.
Try our homemade remedy for a toothache.
- ½ teaspoon clove powder
- ½ teaspoon organic virgin coconut oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
Simply mix these ingredients and rub on the gums where it is painful.
Why This Works
Eugenol in clove oil relieves pain. Coconut oil offers its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Peppermint oil contains menthol, which can help numb that area.
To date, there are over 300 scientific studies referring to peppermint essential oils and 2,297 about menthol, so the evidence exists in abundance about how effective peppermint oil can be.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, peppermint oil has been shown to be an effective antibacterial and antiviral. It also has mild anesthetic properties, which make it ideal for temporary treatment of tooth pain.
If you cannot go to your dentist’s, try this combination. Keep in mind that it is made of natural ingredients, so you do not have to worry about any side effects. The best thing about it is that you already have the ingredients in your home.
Check the video below for more detailed instructions: